Edwin Corbett

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Edwin Corbett (4 December 1819 – 22 February 1888) was a British diplomat who was envoy to several countries.

Career[edit]

Edwin Corbett graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge in 1843, joined the Diplomatic Service in 1847 and was attaché at Paris, Washington, D.C., Madrid and Copenhagen. He was Secretary of Legation at Florence in 1858,[1] at Stockholm in 1860,[2] at Frankfurt in 1862,[3] and at Munich in 1865.[4] In 1866 he was promoted to be chargé d'affaires and Consul-General to the Central American Republics (Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Honduras and Salvador), based in Guatemala City,[5] and in 1873 he was promoted to Minister Resident and Consul-General for the same countries.[6][7] He was Minister Resident to Switzerland 1874–78[8] and Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Greece 1878–81,[9] to Brazil 1881–84[10] and to Sweden and Norway 1884–1888.[11]

Family[edit]

Edwin Corbett married Emily Isabella Dutton, daughter of James Dutton, 3rd Baron Sherborne. They had five children.

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
George Buckley Mathew
Chargé d'affaires, then Minister Resident, and Consul-General to the Republics of Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Honduras, and Salvador
1866–1874
Succeeded by
Sidney Locock
Preceded by
Alfred Bonar
Minister Resident to the Swiss Confederation
1874–1878
Succeeded by
Sir Horace Rumbold, 8th Baronet
Preceded by
Hon. William Stuart
Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the King of the Hellenes
1878–1881
Succeeded by
Clare Ford
Preceded by
Clare Ford
Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Emperor of Brazil
1881–1884
Succeeded by
Hugh MacDonell
Preceded by
Sir Horace Rumbold, 8th Baronet
Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the King of Sweden and Norway
1884–1888
Succeeded by
Sir Francis Plunkett